Blackbird Fly by Antoinette Cauley
January 7th - 27th 11:00- 19:00
For the January 7th vernissage, the event will take place from 17:00 - 20:00 and will include music and refreshments. (2G+ Rule will be observed)
Blackbird Fly is an exploration into how artist Antoinette Cauley’s relocation from Phoenix, Arizona (U.S.A.) to Berlin, Germany during the Covid-19 pandemic has influenced and reshaped her views on systemic racism, her home country, and her overall identity as a biracial Black woman. Created during the course of two years, this series delves into childhood trauma and psychological triggers relating to abandonment, survival and hyper independence in youth and their connection to time and place.
As a biracial Black American woman from a marginalized community, my work looks to directly confront and question the normative racial narratives that have been historically presented within art establishments and institutions. By emphasizing the beauty in the many complexities of Black American Hood culture and Black hood feminism, I look to portray the depth and resilience of a demographic whose complete essence is consistently robbed for profit while their own bodies and stories are carelessly cast aside.
Phoenix, Arizona (U.S.A.) native Antoinette Cauley's work is very reflective of her home city- the gritty and the beautiful. Her work is heavily influenced by rap music and Black American hood culture with an overall focus on women empowerment. Visually, she combines the grittiness of rap music with the beauty of vibrant color and deep, emotionally driven messages. Cauley attended Mesa Community College where she studied Fine Art with an emphasis in painting. During this time she held a two year apprenticeship with nationally renowned oil painter Chris Saper who taught her the ins and outs of the fine art industry.
Exhibition Upcoming Events:
January 18th: Artist Talk
6:45 Artist Q&A ends
We Invite to join us for the closing event of Black Bird Fly by Award winning American artist Antoinette Cauley.